According to a recent report by the Daily Mail, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side are said to be lining up a winter move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, as the Red Devils look to return to their former glory days. Although the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson is something they still haven’t completely dealt with, the addition of a commanding midfielder could go a long way it settling the squad down.

The report suggests that Manchester United are being put off by the £126m release clause that has been embedded into the Spaniard contract. Although in this case, it has been claimed that the Madrid side would be willing to part ways with their star man if a bid in the region of £90m is made. Atletico Madrid have come to be known as one of the teams that produce the best young players, and Saul is no different.

What Is The Current Manchester United Midfield Situation?

The Red Devils haven’t been in the best runs of form since the start of the campaign, owed largely to their apparent inability to control the tempo of a game from midfield. While Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba are undoubtedly their best options in the position, the untimely injury that the duo has picked up has left United in a pretty bad situation.

The likes of Fred and Andreas Pereira have been getting sustained periods in the first team due to the knocks to their star players. While the Scotsman’s presence adds a bit of muscle and general physicality to the United midfield-line, the French World Cup winner had the quality and finesse to run the game from his position in the centre of the park.

They currently seem to be lacking a bit of drive and energy in the middle of the park – a problem that Saul could solve in his sleep.

Why Manchester United Need To Sign Saul Niguez

The Spaniard midfield commander has even become a regular in the Spanish national side since first breaking into the ranks through the Atletico Madrid youth system. He possesses an excellent work ethic and is unquestionably one of the best box-to-box midfielders in world football today. The sheer amount of work and passes he goes through over a regular La Liga fixture will highlight just how influential he can be.

Meanwhile, he tends to show excellent composure when on the ball as well. He dribbles with great finesse and works very hard to fulfil his defensive duties as well. Extremely adept at making interceptions in his own half, the Spaniard has the patience to keep his cool and pick out the easy pass out, even in difficult situations.

A player like Saul Niguez would be the dream transfer for many of the top Premier League clubs, and nobody needs a signing of that magnitude than this Manchester United side.

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